JANE HARTLEY combines a background in graphic design and an appreciation of the Old Masters in her traditional style still life and figurative paintings. A graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art with a degree in Fine Art, Hartley was involved with the creation of award winning graphic design while in the corporate world, and then went on to paint for private collectors. Her artwork is largely influenced by 17th and 18th century artists, and her interest in Dutch and Flemish art led her to study the techniques and formulas of the Old Masters. She often uses hand ground pigments, lead primed surfaces, black oil and glazes, lending to the richness and luminosity of her work.
In her still life paintings, she enjoys exploring the significance of object symbolism to engage the viewer to go beyond the surface - to see a subject from another perspective - to perceive something differently and even develop their own narrative based on their individual beliefs, culture, environment and/or state of mind.
Jane Hartley is a Signature Member of American Women Artists, and a Juried Member of the following: American Society of Traditional Artists, International Guild of Realism and Oil Painters of America. She has been displaying and selling her artwork for more than 30 years, and her paintings are in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. After living many years in St. Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore of Maryland, she currently resides on St. Simons Island in Georgia.